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Morning Man Encore: Christoph Waltz! posted Aug 28, 2009

Christoph Waltz’s character was a very smart but horrible man in Inglourious Bastards which I saw yesterday afternoon. But this Austrian-b0rn actor pretty much stole the show from Brad Pitt in this WWII revenge fantasy with his gloriously villainous performance which deservedly won him the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

I decided to make him today’s Morning Man once I got back from the movie and looked at some photos of Waltz out of character. I knew he was handsome but it was hard to appreciate that in the movie since his role of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa called for him to be quite evil and violent.

Already well-known in Germany as an award-winning stage veteran and TV actor, he has a star-making role in Inglourious Bastards at the age of 52 which will most certainly earn him an Academy Award nomination.

And he will win!

Actor Christoph Waltz, winner of the Best Actor Award for the movie' Inglourious Basterds', attends the Palm d'Or Award Ceremony Photocall at the Palais De Festivals during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2009 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Christoph Waltz

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